Course-Stagram: Building Classroom Community through Instagram

Discerning the potential value or hindrance social media usage presents in the college classroom is a multifaceted and somewhat divided topic. Some research suggests utilizing a course specific Twitter account may erode instructor credibility. Other research points to enhanced student engagement with the integration of some social media platforms. After having introduced and implemented a course specific Instagram account, this roundtable seeks to propose strategies for how to navigate the potential advantages and pitfalls a “Course-Stagram” may present in an effort to build classroom community.

Participants will make progress towards:

  • Discussing the existing literature regarding Instruction and Social Media integration, and
  • Creating dialogue about the risks and advantages of implementing a course specific Instagram account to build classroom community.


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